Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:19 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 1 has been out now for a few days now and many faithful Linux fans have already installed it. Red Hat's Linux is still one of my favorite distributions because of one main reason: compatibility with Linux software. Red Hat is a market leader and following the market leader assures the least trouble for most users. But is this the case with Fedora Core?
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by Anonymous on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:10 UTC

Sounds like Eugenia imagines that Fedora is a product, but it isn't. Redhat is not offering a desktop solution at this time, but in the future they probably will and that's why they are supporting this project by hosting it on their server. In this regard Redhat is saying to the open source community that Linux needs stronger infrastructure in order to base a successful product line on the desktop.

Bruce Perens is apparently going to put together a Linux product rather than help strengthen open source infrastructure. So if you are going to judge anything critically than judge UserLinux, but not Fedora because it is not a product and should be classified as an open source development project.

Since it is difficult to support all of the Linux software, a product would only include a subset of what is available. On the other hand, Fedora encourages all of the Linux software as well as development software to be deployed. And let the best ideas compete.